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The Universe May NOT be Expanding After All

Every now and again, cosmologists decide that the universe needs a rethink. For example, for the past century, they have likened it to an inflating balloon, decorated with galaxies. Now…


NASA Plans to Put Asteroid in Orbit Near Moon

  NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. The ship…

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Black hole spawns bizarre four-armed galaxy

Where most spiral galaxies have two twisting arms, a neighbor of the Milky Way is a four-armed monster. A new photo snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope, combined with observations…

This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the evolution of a massive thunder-and-lightning storm that circled all the way around Saturn and fizzled when it ran into its own tail. Ccredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University

Massive storm on Saturn ‘ate’ its own tail

U.S. scientists say a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn churned around the planet until it “ate” its own tail and sputtered out. It the first time a storm has been…

New research shows a massive structure of dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy (pictured).

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What’s going on around Andromeda? Curious structure puzzles scientists.

Scientists have found 13 dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy in what appears to be a fairly narrow ring. That makes no sense according to current models of galaxy formation….

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‘Brighter than a full moon’: The biggest star of 2013… could be Ison – the comet of the century

A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a  once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse. At the moment it is…

Collection of galaxies: the Perseus cluster is around 250 million light years away from Earth. The NGC 1277 member galaxy (arrow) appears comparatively compact.

(Photo Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael Blanton and the SDSS Collaboration)

Black Hole Upsets Galaxy Models

A group headed by Remco van den Bosch from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a black hole that shakes the foundations of current models of galaxy evolution….

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NASA Announces That Magnetic Portals Do Exist!

Star-gates, magnetic portals, vortexes in space: Science fiction writers have given the concept of extraordinary openings in space/time all sorts of names to explain how travelers from far distant realms of…


Vortex At South Pole Of Titan Reverses Unexpectedly

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. At the…


Earth’s orbit tilted by lost star, new theory suggests

A new theory the suggests that one young star may yank another’s developing solar system has shed light on a long-standing puzzle – why Earth’s orbit is tipped 7 degree…


Biggest Planet Ever Found: Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star’s ‘Super-Jupiter’

Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a “super-Jupiter” around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star…

GOING ROGUE: This artist's impression shows the free-floating planet CFBDSIR2149, at 100 light-years away the closest such "rogue" world to our own solar system. It does not orbit a star and hence does not shine by reflected light; the faint glow it emits can only be detected in infrared light.

Image: ESO/L. Calçada/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/R. Saito/VVV Consortium

“Orphan” Alien Planet Found Nearby without Parent Star

The massive exoplanet, which is likely four to seven times the size of Jupiter, is just 100 light-years from Earth Astronomers have discovered a potential “rogue” alien planet wandering alone…


Astronomical Alignments of Some Ancient Structures

Introduction Ancient structures around the world are precisely aligned to the sun and stars. Some are lined up with the cardinal points but most are aligned to other astronomically significant…


The Electric Sun Hypothesis

THE  SUN (Left) A solar flare showing the twisting motion characteristic of a Birkeland current. (Right) An X-ray image of the sun showing the active lower corona.    The Electric…


A Real ‘Theory of Everything’

The editorial of New Scientist of 10 December 2005 is headlined: “Ideas needed: The hunt for a theory of everything is going nowhere fast.” It underlines the parlous state of…